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Efforts underway to restore centuries-old cannon

The cannon is being soaked in a freshwater tank. (Source: WECT) The cannon is being soaked in a freshwater tank. (Source: WECT)
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

Efforts are underway to restore a cannon pulled from the Cape Fear River near Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson in December 2016.

Site manager Jim McKee said the cannon is older than experts originally thought. He said the Queen Anne-style cannon is similar to what’s come off of Blackbeard’s ship.

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McKee said he believes it could date as far back as 1690.

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